Parents code of conduct



RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR DOLNA PARENTS

1. It is the responsibility of the parents to educate their children about appropriate behavior when in the creche. While in the creche, children must respect and listen to the creche teachers and staff. This applies to staying within creche premises, participating in activities, respectful behavior and interaction with other kids and creche staff. .However, please note that it is not Dolna’s responsibility or intent to mold the personality of children.

2. It is the responsibility of the creche staff to ensure that children do not pose danger to themselves or to others in the facility. Dolna staff are not allowed to use corporal punishment in the creche. Most issues will be dealt with affection and/or redirection to other activities and time out is the only punishment in practice.

3. Dolna is an open day care facility. Parents of enrolled children are welcome to visit our center at any time but are requested to please avoid doing so too often as it disrupts the peace and equanimity of the daycare environment. 

4. Dolna welcomes parent participation in the activities and operations of the center. Interested parents should kindly direct ideas, queries or complaints to the Dolna coordinator via bhuvanas [at] ncbs.res.in. The creche coordinator will respond to their queries in a prompt and timely manner. A creche parents meeting will be arranged once a year to address issues relating to the daycare facilities. Ultimate decisions in matters or policy and rules and regulations will lie with the Dolna committee and administration. Under no circumstances may the parents order or abuse the Dolna staff.

5. In order to foster a comfortable and safe environment for all children, Dolna staff encourage daily routines for activities, meals and sleep schedules. We request that parents respect these routines unless deviations are required for medical reasons. During the first week of attendance, a personal attendant will assist the child and staff in assimilating to Dolna routines and the child’s personal needs. Following this period, children will be cared for by all staff throughout the day and personal attendants are not allowed.

 

Meals

  1. Parents are requested to provide food and snacks for their children, but please do not send junk food and chocolates that are unhealthy and likely to create conflicts. Snack will be made in the creche and given to the children in the evening .Snack details are displayed on the board at reception of Dolna.
  2. Dolna has a water filter that provides clean drinking water for the children. However parents should provide drinking water bottles, milk [pre boiled] and lunch. Feeding bottles, water bottles should be sterilized at home. The number of bottles should match the number of feeds.
  3. Dolna has a stock of forks and spoons that may be provided to children upon request. Caregivers will undertake to feed babies and toddlers with a clean spoon. However, they will encourage the toddler to eat independently.
  4. Parents may not request Dolna staff to make arrangements for food for their children or accompany the child to the canteen. On rare and unavoidable occasions (e.g in case of food spillage or spoilage), a staff member may make alternative arrangements via canteen in consultation with parents.
  5. Dolna food schedule: [For kids above 1 year]

a.

Break fast

09:00am to 09:30am

b.

Morning snacks

10:30am to 11:00am

c.

Lunch

12:00pm to 02:00pm

d.

Dolna Snacks

03:50pm to 04:15pm

e.

Milk

05:00pm to 05:15 pm

f.

Home snacks

05:45pm to 06:00pm

 

Health and Hygiene

  1. Dress your child in simple, comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and footwear that are easy to wear. Avoid putting expensive jewelry or party clothing on children. Loss or damage to such items is not the responsibility of Dolna staff.
  2. For infants, please provide adequate number of diapers preferably 5 diapers per day per child, baby wipes and bibs, including spares. If the diapers are used only during sleep hours/play time then parents should provide 2 diapers at least per child each day and we request parents to cooperate with care givers.
  3. 3.For health reasons, hygiene matters must be routinely followed for all children equally by the staff. For instance: [a] usage and disposal of  diapers [b]change of clothes [c]sending used clothes back  [d]washing and antiseptic use.
  4. Children suffering from infectious diseases like chicken pox or conjunctivitis, viral fevers or colds, stomach bugs should not be sent to Dolna. If Dolna staff suspect that a child is suffering from an infectious disease, they will immediately inform the parent, who should then take charge of their children. Such children should not be sent to Dolna unless they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  5.   If a child has any cuts or bruises first aid will be given. The parents will be informed, and the incident would be recorded in ‘Record of accidents’ maintained by the crèche teachers.
  6.   In case of more serious problems the children will be taken to see the campus doctors [if it is within the working hours of medical block] with the permission of parents.

 

 

 Pick up and Drop Off

  1. Although Dolna staff will pack together the belongings of each child at the end of the day, it is also the responsibility of parents to make sure that they are packed. Baskets and bag will be kept in their respective lockers but in case of missing items please inform the staff as soon as possible.
  2. Parents should make available the emergency contact numbers of both parents.
  3. In cases where school buses/vans drop the children within the campus, a Dolna staff may receive the child at the pool gate/housing complex gate at a pre arranged time. Any changes in the schedule should be brought to the attention of the staff well in advance.  Dolna staff will not leave Ncbs premises to receive any children.

 

 

Older child activities and summer

  1. During summer the crèche arranges art n craft activities, ecology/nature activities are carried out, field trips are planned during winter n summer vacations.
  2. We encourage students to complete homework in a group study under the supervision of the crèche teacher for few minutes before their evening playtime. Students are encouraged to discuss their work with others, senior or junior, for suggestions. However the crèche teacher will not take the responsibility in the completion of the entire home assignmen